DeepL Blog

At DeepL, our mission is to bring AI products of the future to everyone, right now. Here in the DeepL Blog, we will keep you updated about our ideas and the innovations that we will bring to the world.


New languages: Russian and Portuguese!

Bom dia, друзья! You asked, we listened, and today we are extremely excited to give you what you’ve been looking for: Russian and Portuguese translation on DeepL Translator!

By serving these two massive language communities, DeepL can now provide half a billion more people with the world’s best AI translation technology. We are especially pleased that we can add these two major global languages with the same translation quality that has been the hallmark of DeepL since the very beginning.

In blind testing that compared our translations to those of other systems, DeepL’s Russian and Portuguese services consistently emerged as translators’ favorites. These results further confirm that DeepL can compete with, and outperform, established global players.

These definitely won’t be the last languages we add to DeepL Translator: The neural networks are constantly training to master further languages. DeepL remains the world leader in AI translation technology and we continue to have our sights set on further development.

Check out Portuguese and Russian on DeepL Translator and discover what these two fascinating languages have to offer.

Поехали! Vamos lá!


New DeepL Pro pricing plans: Free trial, lower prices, team accounts

DeepL Pro has proven to be a great success, with thousands of companies and professionals finding it to be their ideal translation solution. We are thrilled to announce that we have now revamped our pricing model to allow even more people to get on board with DeepL Pro and the features that come along with it. It is also possible to test it out with a 30-day free trial.

Rather than offering a single payment model, we now have several options, which can be adapted to meet your needs. The most modest plan, Starter, begins at just €5.99 per month, but still allows for unlimited use of the Web Translator and includes 5 document translations.

People looking to translate more, such as professional translators, should opt for either the Advanced or Ultimate plan, which include more document translations, and allow you to use DeepL Pro in computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools.

One of the most common requests we have received has been for a solution for teams or whole companies needing to translate with DeepL Pro. By signing up for a team plan, you give access to all your colleagues and allow them to use all the features of DeepL Pro; unlimited Web Translator use, a shared pool of document translations, and multiple licenses for CAT tool integration.

One of the things that excites us the most is seeing what other people create based on DeepL’s translation technology. Several developers have already started building new applications and programs using the DeepL API. In order to support further creativity, we offer the DeepL API plan specifically for developers.

Whether you are a software developer with a great idea for a cool new app, a professional translator who handles several thousand words a day, a student who needs to translate only a couple documents, or a business owner who needs to connect with international clients, DeepL Pro is the tool for you. Its powerful features, world-class quality, and flexible conditions will help you take your projects to the next level.

Take a look at all the DeepL Pro plans and find the one that’s right for you!


One-click Document Translation with DeepL

Wouldn’t it be great if you could translate a full file into another language without losing all of those carefully-placed images and font styles? Today, we are rolling out this new feature as part of our free service.

Whether you are a student needing to translate your thesis, a professional preparing a presentation in a foreign language, or a company providing user manuals to a global audience, DeepL translates your documents at the click of a button, to the world-class standard you’ve come to expect from us.

DeepL can handle Microsoft Word (.docx) and PowerPoint (.pptx) files. All elements of the document, including body text, titles, captions, and even footnotes, will be translated into the language of your choice, while conserving the original formatting.

The document translator is extremely intuitive and easy to use. Simply drag the file to be translated into the input field on the left, as shown below:

Once you have uploaded your file, select the language into which the file should be translated. The translation will then begin automatically, as you can see:

Alternatively, hover your mouse cursor over the “Translate document” button at the bottom left of the input field and select the language you want to translate the document into, as shown below:

Select your document and DeepL will take care of the rest. Once finished, the translated document will be automatically downloaded.

As a DeepL Pro subscriber, you can further edit the downloaded file. You also benefit from increased document translation speed; even large files should take only seconds to translate. In the coming months, further file formats will be supported.

It’s never been easier to produce high-quality documents for a global audience. Stop wasting time and start translating your documents today on www.DeepL.com/translator.


Introducing the DeepL API

Last August, we launched DeepL Translator, a new milestone in machine translation. Since then, hundreds of translators, companies, and developers have approached us with ideas to build great new products on top of this translation technology.

Today, we are introducing the DeepL API, as part of DeepL Pro. Put simply, the DeepL API is an interface that allows other computer programs to send texts to our servers and receive high-quality translations. This opens a whole universe of opportunities for developers worldwide: Any translation product you can imagine can now be built on top of DeepL's superior translation technology. A few examples:

  • Live translation apps: Recently, tech giants and smaller startups alike have announced the development of earbuds that translate in real time, but can only deliver the quality of traditional translation tools. The new DeepL API allows developers to build live translators with DeepL's translation technology, making far fewer mistakes.
  • Augmented reality translations: Point your mobile phone camera at a sign and get the right translation. Such an app could be built by any developer with a DeepL Pro subscription.
  • Operating systems: Translate directly in your browser, chat program, email client, or word processor, as soon as the developers have integrated our technology.
  • Internal communications: Large corporations can integrate our translation technology into their communication systems. They can then get high-quality translations on the fly with our data protection guarantee ensuring the confidentiality of their information.
  • Computer-assisted translation: Leading translation tool provider SDL already allows for the integration of the DeepL API into SDL Trados Suite 2017. Every translator can now benefit from DeepL's incredible neural translations within their favorite translation tool.

Elegantly integrated, high-quality translations will become the new standard. We cannot wait to see the incredible products created by developers who share our vision of a more closely connected world in which language is no longer a barrier.


Data Protection: The EU Advantage

You have probably already seen the incredible difference in quality between DeepL Translator and translation services offered by our competitors. Even better; as a company based in the European Union, DeepL offers you additional benefits when it comes to privacy and confidentiality. Neither source texts, nor their translations, can be obtained by foreign authorities.

EU data protection laws put user protection front and center; we are prohibited from collecting personal data without reason. And, should an EU-based company ever experience a security breach concerning users' data, they are required to inform customers within 72 hours of learning of the incident.

With the new DeepL Pro service, to be launched in March, we will add another layer of data security. We guarantee every DeepL Pro subscriber that we never store the texts they translate. With this guarantee, under European Union law, you can be sure that you and your clients' texts are as secure as possible.

The security of company reports, patents, corporate emails, and customer data is of utmost importance. DeepL guarantees that such documents are treated with the sensitivity and confidentiality that you and your customers deserve.

You care about the privacy of the texts you translate. So do we.


Welcome to the DeepL Blog!

At DeepL, our mission is to bring AI products of the future to everyone, right now. Here in the DeepL Blog, we will keep you updated about our ideas and the innovations that we will bring to the world.

There is currently a lot of hype about AI and what it can possibly achieve in the future. However, real products have yet to fulfill this promise; self-driving car services have yet to appear, personal assistants remain constrained to a small set of queries, and live translators are not yet good enough for smooth conversation.

At DeepL, we are actively launching products that put the future of AI into your hands. We started with DeepL Translator, launched in August 2017. It was described as "outperforming other services" (Le Monde), translating "much more fluently" (Wired), and as having "outdone all the tech giants and raised the bar for the field" (TechCrunch). To achieve our goals, we have been developing a completely new generation of artificial neural networks. Using a novel neural network design, our networks learn to grasp the subtle meanings of sentences, and convey them in the target language in a way not seen before. DeepL Translator is available to everyone, free of charge at DeepL.com/Translator.

Since our neural networks have developed a previously unseen sense of "understanding", there are numerous more potential applications. You can expect further DeepL products that go way beyond translation and will change the way you handle text and speech. Keep your finger on the pulse here on our blog!

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